Broken chickpeas after party comfort winter soup

        Friday evening, coming home after a working day and my head is full of thoughts about what am I making to eat but nothing comes up. I just want to take a rest before heading to the party we were invited to. A party, it will probably be great, meeting great…

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Festive mustard & Honey glazed Lamb

  Winter celebrations of all kinds are soon upon us! For some, it is the time to revisit their family traditions and revive the old classics; but for others, it is an opportunity to dust off the recipe books, browse your favorite food blogs and get inspiration for that special dish! I know for a…

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Warming Winter beans soup

We all have a safe place; a place to which we like to return from time to time, even if only in our thoughts. For me, it is my Mom’s kitchen, a peaceful yet energetic place where no matter the occasion, from the mundane to the festive, rich flavors, colors and scents would announce of the delights…

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Satu’s “Theater of Magic” Pulla

Go ahead and set out to be amazed with Satu’s Magical Pulla recipe, with a few simple ingredients you will shortly be ready to enjoy those warm and delicious Pulla’s in true Laskiainen Finnish tradition. Sledging not mandatory!

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Donuts mania

Donuts are  like a forbidden fruit to me, luckily; they are allowed to eat once a year. These sindul bites of perfection are a perfect celebration staple and are not only acceptable but recommended this time of the year. As a child, I have vivid memories of my Mom standing by the hot pan; patiently…

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Jonna’s”Peace of cake” & Golden milk

WHITE yoga studio, giant dream catchers & wall hangings from reclaimed wood from the forest with colorful Mexican pompoms, symbolizing rainbows and connecting the universe – white light, and peaceful music, In the background, soft music is playing; her composure is peaceful and relaxed, the fragrant flowers in a tall vase, stand proud while she explains: “5…

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Untraditional Saffron Finnish Korvapuusti

Story & recipe originally featured in The Oryx In flight Magazine for Fine food October Hi there! Sorry we have been so silent lately at Hungry In Helsinki. It seems that despite our love for food (eating & writing about it) there are not always enough hours in the day to get it all done! Meanwhile, we…

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Peppina’s Menu: Lentil & carrot soup

We are sipping espresso from a tiny purple cup while I marvel at the warm and cosy wooden house Peppina has patiently arranged and styled from the day they bought it – a mere frame- nearly twenty years ago. From the window I can see to the garden and imagine peaceful breakfast under the  soft Finnish summer sun. From…

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A love letter to Finland & a Traditional Salmon Soup for the Hieno

Today, as part of The Hieno! “What is Finnish-ness” series celebrating Suomi 100 in 2017, we at Hungry in Helsinki are proud to be featured to express our love of Finland & all things Finnish To create a blog called “Hungry In Helsinki”, one must be simultaneously hungry and in love! This post is an extract from…

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Chia Masala Oatmeal cookies

Whether or not you are an  adventurous baker, this recipe inspired by the talented Susanna from Apron & Ink is not only foolproof but also incredibly delicit us. As they slowly bake, these little circles of perfection release the most intoxicating Masala fragrance and instantaneously tran sport you to faraway travels. They take a few minutes to assemble and…

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Toni’s delicious “All year long” Christmas cake

Toni enters the room and it’s a sudden bust of energy as she greets me in her unique American English flavored with subtle British inflexions! She settles with a cup of coffee and the air becomes almost fizzy with her energy. Her laughter is infectious as she announces: “I’ve hopped on the coffee train since I’ve been in Finland,  even though we…

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Lost in the Middle of Nowhere!

  I’m an Urban Animal. I long for the muffled noise of traffic through the windows, the agitation of the city, the pulsating lights of the metropolis beats at my rhythm. I love Helsinki. As a city, I find it strangely human; it is surrounded by the sea, parks and trees everywhere; and has a softness that I am yet…

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Nostalgia, Shakshuka and a French Loaf

February is here… Around this time I usually start to feel a bit homesick. The winter stretches to no end, and our spring trip to France feels still far away…  Luckily on the way from work I can stop by Anton & Anton and shop around for “fancier” ingredients to spice up the daily routine. Today’s pick:…

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Finland – the Japan of Europe

When I settled in Finland, I elaborated this silent theory that Finland is the “Japan of Europe”. Now, before you chew my head off, hear me out. Coming as an outsider I had the privilege to spend time internalize the purist and absolut Nordic design of wooden  & White tones, respecting the authenticity of material and elaborated simplicity in every home…

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